Confirmation of additional emerging variant detection underway
LONDON-Wednesday 13 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today confirms that its air sampler, BioFlash®, can detect SARS-CoV-2 variants including the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), Beta variant (B.1.351), Gamma variant (P.1), the Kappa variant (B1.617.1), Delta (B.1.617.2) and Delta plus variant (B.1.617.2.1). The company is currently confirming the ability to detect the Lambda variant, with results likely available in Autumn.
In January, Smiths Detection announced that BioFlash was capable of detecting airborne SARS-CoV-2 by the United States Army of Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), and has been successfully used by several Universities to stop the spread of COVID-19 following airborne detection in several campus buildings.
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